First 2016 Closet Additions

Many of my January closet additions were
actually gifts, such as this 3 piece KlickKiss set, this Active USA 
grey sweater, the nude Punto Roma scarf and Italian printed top.

A gift from grandma was this vintage small embroidered handbag.

A hand me down was this sleeveless top with small nude dots.
Another gift was this grey / brown light weight scarf from Punto Roma.
Also gifts were this ocean theme gold tone necklace, the grey 
and white pearl bracelet, the silver tone evil eye charm bracelet
and a pair of Swarovski earrings (not pictured).
Also gifted this grey pashmina and a pair of Nike tennis shoes.

I picked up an Adidas running shirt for 16.05, 
maybe, just maybe I will run in it.  
A Bershka black pair of trousers for 21.40 USD, a Philip Lim for Target 
dress for 6.40 USD and I exchanged my Red Valentino Cherry pink 
glitter flats for pair of black trousers that fit quite well.
A trip to the thrift store allowed me to score these two dresses:
a striped one by Zara made in Spain, Marni 2009 dress made 
in Portugal, at 1.07 USD each.
A marvelous vintage find was this small evening beaded bag, 
made in France for 10.00 USD.

Oh, add 10.00 altering for trousers ... 
66.00 USD.

First 2016 Closet edit

Starting off with one of the most short lived items
 in my closet: the pink salmon Jolly Chic pant set
purchased just two months ago.
Let's be honest, it did not fit well. The color was not flattering.
An Eileen Fisher lavender cardigan with a hole in it.
A Zara white top, hand me down from about 2012, worn 7 times.
Stained, odd fitting Rachel Roy dress and a cream Worthington 
cardigan that was snagged. 
A brown turtle neck was also in the bag, worn maybe 3 times in 
several years, I am not a turtle neck person.  My black blouse by 
Natural Exchange, worn 5 times in 6 years, it's time to go.
A light blue jean dress by Gentle Fawn, purchased in 2011,
worn about six times, I noticed by looking at the pictures that
it was high waisted and unflattering in addition to having faded
in the under arm area.
Also a Esley dress from 2011, not easy to wear, not a great color.
So sad to let this Carolina Herrera bag go, but it was
unwearable in this state, I don't know what happened to it.
Worn only ten times, paid 30.00 on ebay in February 2014. 

A pair of stainless steel firefly earrings that were happily received by a good friend and finally a gold tone two hears necklace from 2011, Forever 21 - that was not so bright and shiny anymore.

13 pieces. 

Chambray red

While I am pretty sure I've put chambray
and red together before, today it seemed like
the way to go.
Red jeans Bandolino - Chambray shirt Stradivarius - 
Black toe flats Zara - Beware of Sharks tote Kate Spade

With the main idea of not repeating my outfits I threw 
in black cap toe flats and the striped tote bag. 
At the moment I thought it was a safe bet.
Now, I'm not so sure  ;) 

Red accents

Just red accents.
Red Valentino jeans - Natural Exchange black blouse -
Red flats Stradivarius - Beware of Sharks tote Kate Spade
Nails. Shoes. Monogram necklace.

Keeping it simple. 


I've had this post sitting in my draft files since mid 2013.
Guess somethings take longer than others...

"Telva is a Spanish magazine a friend brought back
for me on her trip to Europe last year.
This is from the October 2012 issue, which I finished 
reading about a month ago."
"It's the Fall 2012 Campaign from El Corte Ingles, 
a recognized department store in Spain."
Even though I did not like the ad, I did like
some elements from it and here is my take on it:
Vintage scarf and brooch 
Trousers H&M - Brown turtleneck sweater - Flats - Michael Kors sunglasses
This proves that some posts take longer then others. 


A minute before flying heading out to the airport, 
to take the plane home, I saw this 
playground and was drawn to it.
Jeans Red Valentino - Black bow tie sweater MNG Mango - Black flats Sam Edelmam
You should never be too old to play. 

Blue skies

While in Costa Rica I had the most beautiful weather.
Warm enough to not have to wear heavy garments and cool enough to wear tights.
Houndstooth skirt Forever 21 - Black bowtie sweater MNG Mango - Black patent shoes Vince Camuto - Red tote Victorinox
It had been forever since I had worn tights, because let's face it, tights and hot weather just don't mix.
Although, sometimes - just sometimes - if I want to wear something, I just do.

Afternoon meeting

Early morning flight, 
Blue suit Giorgio Armani - Black patent shoes Zara 
Afternoon business meeting.

Fly Away

Work calls, this time in San Jose, Costa Rica.
Red Valentino jeans - Green cardigan America 525 - Black flats Sam Edelman - Red Grace Tote Victorinox 
Early flight.
Punto Roma scarf
Pack your bags and hit the sky...